Article On Tori In URBE, A Newspaper in Venezuela

Translated To English By The Author, Michelle V.B.

URBE: this city's compass.
Thursday, September 12th, 1996.
Second year, Number 32.
Page 4.
By Michelle V.B. (
"Tori versus stereotypes"

Turn on the TV and you will only find distorted images of what a woman is and should be. You will find artists who exploit their voluptuousness and sell an image with their bodies instead of selling their talent.

Women have been letting themselves get used as if we were "brainless", "superficial", "dolls" and "sex-kittens", contributing to that huge label that we all have to carry on with.

But...What happens when you find a "girl who thinks really deep thoughts" and instead of taking off all of her clothes in front of the camera, she stands tall, all dressed up, as she speaks her mind singing?

What you get, in this case, is an extremely talented woman, who is much more than a pretty face and "the sweetest cherry on an apple pie". I am talking about a 32-year-old North American woman, whose songs go beyond the very well-known "I love you" that we have been listening to for so many years.

Tori Amos has been breacking down this silly woman-stereotype since she started her career. Tori writes about experiences that have not much to do with "love", she prefers to talk about deception, sorrow and the difficulties that come within human relationships.

Even though her music is full of wonderful piano and orchestra arrangments, it is not easy to listen to, cannot be considered as heavy, neither pop nor alternative. That is to say, her style is unique.

Her new album, "Boys for Pele", as she once described it "is a journey, it's about bringing the demons home, the fragmented demons of my womanhood".

"Boys for Pele" has 18 passionate songs that make this album an explosive meeting with hidden emotions and demons from the past that lie in wait from the shadow of every woman.

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